Setauket, NY Mold Damage Remediation
The Threats of Mold Growth for Setauket Properties
Because we are on Long Island, we in Setauket are never far from a substantial volume of water that can manipulate moisture content in the environment. Suffolk County residences contend with a higher probability of mold development with elevated humidity concerns. Appropriate ventilation is less available in many of the aging structures throughout the Setaukets like the Caroline Church. These construction shortfalls mean that naturally occurring mold spores have an even higher chance of seating and colonizing.
Content Relocation, Cleaning, and Drying
The development of mold can have a disastrous impact on your Setauket home's exposed contents and personal belongings. With limited resources available with school buildings such as the Ward Melville High School or even Stony Brook University, protecting exposed contents, books, furniture, and other impacted items can save time and money on mold remediation and property restoration. Relocation can often prevent this damaging exposure, though often on-site drying and surface cleaning with antimicrobial products is necessary.
Mold Remediation Strategies for Homes and Businesses
Apart from controlled demolition and the necessary mold damage repairs and reconstruction essential after a loss, several remediation strategies can protect and preserve original construction materials. This is vital for properties in the Old Setauket Historic District and Port Jefferson. Mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team can use tactics such as sanding, soda blasting, and surface cleaning to prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of mold-damaged structural elements and contents of the property.
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (631) 476-5300
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Faster to Any Size Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Setauket residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Setauket, NY
- Rocky Point, NY
- Stony Brook, NY
- Ridge, NY
- Miller Place, NY
- Mount Sinai, NY
- Middle Island, NY
- Port Jefferson, NY
- Port Jefferson Station, NY
- Sound Beach, NY
- Poquot, NY
- Belle Terre, NY
- Shoreham, NY
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact - (631) 476-5300
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Setauket, NY home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Setauket, NY. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (631) 476-5300 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.